WORKERS' COMPENSATIONIf you’ve been injured on the job or are experiencing pain as a result of repetitive work or exposure to toxic conditions, you may have a workers’ compensation claim that entitles you to, not only medical treatment but monetary compensation as well.
If You’re Worried About Attorneys’ Fees, Don’t Be …
We Work On a Contingency Basis So That You Get Paid
Or You Don’t Pay At All.
If You’re Worried About Attorneys’ Fees, Don’t Be … We Work On a Contingency Basis So That You Get Paid Or You Don’t Pay At All.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
The easiest and most effective way to find out your options is to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer. The help of a workers’ comp lawyer can significantly improve your chances of winning workers’ compensation benefits, including:
• Temporary Disability Payments of Up to $4,852.25 a Month (Depending on your date of injury and wages)
• Medical Treatment
• Payment of Your Medical and Hospitalization Bills
• Mileage To and From Your Medical Appointments
• Vocational Rehabilitation / Training / Schooling if You Can No Longer Do the Same Work
• Permanent Disability Payments
• Future Medical Care for the Rest of Your Life
You pay no upfront fees when you hire us to represent you. We simply take 15% at the end of your case from any settlement we get for you. If we don’t get you money, you don’t owe us anything.
ACT FAST — DEADLINES APPLY!
Many people are familiar with the term Statute of Limitations, but often aren’t aware of the legal time limits contained within such statutes. It is true, you have a limited amount of time within which to notify your employer of an injury and to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are different filing requirements and different classification of injuries, so call and speak to one of our workers’ compensation lawyers today to discuss your particular situation. Don’t make the mistake that thousands of others do and wait too long to talk to a lawyer. Your entitlement to compensation is at stake – act today!
WHAT BENEFITS AM I ENTITLED TO?
TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS
If you can’t work because of your injuries, you are entitled to temporary disability checks. You want to make certain you get as much money as possible to replace the wages you have lost and may continue to lose. If a doctor has indicated you cannot return to work, that is, you are temporarily totally disabled, then you are entitled to receive temporary disability (TD) benefits. TD benefits are based on how much you earn. You are entitled to 2/3 of your average weekly earnings.
WHEN DO TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS BEGIN?
If your injury is covered by workers’ compensation, your first temporary disability payment is due within 14 days after your employer learns that:
• You have a job-related injury or illness; and
• Your treating doctor says that you cannot perform your usual job.
DO I GET PAID DISABILITY FOR EACH DAY I MISS FROM WORK?
Not necessarily. You do not get paid for the first 3 days off work unless your disability lasts 14 days or more.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I RECEIVE?
The amount you will receive for temporary disability depends on your average weekly earnings. An average weekly earnings calculation is based on your wages from the year prior to the accident. If you are salaried and essentially receive the same amount every week, that will be your average weekly wage. However, if your earnings have fluctuated, or if you have held multiple jobs or gone through various promotions, calculating average weekly earnings may be slightly more challenging. At the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt, we take great care to make certain your average weekly wage is accurately calculated to maximize your benefits.
If your injury or illness results in a permanent impairment that reduces your ability to compete in the labor market, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. Your doctor can only determine the extent of permanent disability after your condition becomes “permanent and stationary”, or has reached maximum improvement and further change is not likely. The impairment is converted into a percentage which has a corresponding dollar figure set forth in the California Labor Code. Once this amount is ascertained, you have different settlement options that a lawyer at Ainbinder & Pratt will discuss with you. For example, you can receive monthly payments for a fixed amount of time depending on the value of the impairment along with lifetime future medical, or you can choose to receive one lump sum of money, buyout your future medical care, and close your case.
It is critical to choose a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer to explain your settlement options in detail. Call Ainbinder & Pratt today (562) 498-4600.
FREE CONSULTATIONBY TELEPHONE, IN OFFICE, OR IN PERSON AT YOUR HOME
To find out whether you have a case or to speak to a lawyer, call or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our offices are comfortable, friendly and conveniently located in Long Beach, short distances from the 405, 605, 710 and 22 freeways. We look forward to helping you. Call and speak to a lawyer today and find out what Ainbinder & Pratt can do for you.